The will of Alice Spratt, widow, of Eccles against the Sea, John Fenn – A Dereham Man: The Diaries of Sir John Fenn, 1786-1794, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: a British musical prodigy. These extract of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast are from the Norfolk Record Office sound archives and have been digitally preserved through the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage audio preservation project. Audiovisual documents include moving image, such as films and television programmes, and recorded sound, such as radio programmes, music, oral history interviews, and recordings of nature. It has been such a joy to discover so much about my Buttolph ancestors through the wills that they left and I couldn’t have done it without the excellent resources of the Norfolk Record Office. Sir John Fenn was a man most notably known for his publication of the Paston Letters. Golden senior was recorded as a Boatwright (boatbuilder) in the baptism register. Among the millions of original and unique documents we hold are many relating to WW1, like personal diaries written by different people involved in WW1 in many different ways. I knew that Jonathan/John was claiming to be a widower in the 1911 census so I searched for a death registration for Anna Maria prior to that date and found her back in Wymondham in 1891. We first found Golden Balls whilst carrying out some family history research. Through the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage audio preservation project, a recording of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast performed at the 28 th Aldeburgh Festival in 1975 has recently been digitally preserved at Norfolk Record Office. Coleridge-Taylor wrote two sequels to Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast, The Death of Minnehaha (October 1899) and Hiawatha’s Departure (March 1900). In fact, from the ten entries in total on the page, only three contain signatures of parents. Their wills were quite specific about when and to whom the bequest should be given and what should happen in the event that the bequest was not paid. A memorial concert produced £1440 for the family, a substantial sum when Coleridge-Taylor’s annual income in the year of his death was estimated at less than £200. • … It is thought that Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was named after the famous poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and from the age of five Coleridge-Taylor showed his own artistic talents when starting to learn the violin. A bit more digging in the parish registers revealed the baptism of Golden Balls senior, also in Aylsham, on 26 September 1813, to parents John and Maria Balls. The Norfolk Record Office is where the archives and records of the county are looked after and made accessible to the public. Coleridge-Taylor was the first composer to use the already popular poem as inspiration for a musical work, and the piece became an immediate success, first premiering at the Royal College of Music. Audiences flocked to see the spectacular large-scale performances, attending in fancy dress of feathers and bows and arrows, and joining in with the better-known numbers. From this, I can only assume that this Stephen Buttolph was a royalist!) Stephen Buttolph’s will (Ref: ANF will register, 1676, folio 276, no 153) for instance, mentions being written in ‘this three and twenty (year) of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles 1671’. Each format therefore has a finite window of time in which it will be able to be played, as the playback equipment becomes increasingly more difficult to obtain, maintain, or repair. NRO blog The NRO blog highlights what's happening at the Archive Centre and other venues around Norfolk. Technology is continually progressing and developing, and as formats become outdated the playback equipment that they require ceases to be manufactured. Those who were ‘flaunting conventions and encountering the extraordinary’ (Wagner, Travel, 176), are admirable, and I would like to introduce a couple of these fascinating women, their pursuits and their travel writing. If so, this session is for you. Preventative conservation measures must be put in place to monitor and delay the decomposition of the original carrier, and the most high-risk cases must be prioritised for digital preservation to ensure that the audiovisual content is transferred from the jeopardised carrier. Telephone. From the 1851 census records for Wymondham, I produced a list of about 15 Hannah/Anna Marias and either ‘married’ them off or ‘buried’ them. You can search through the online catalogue via the NRO website https://www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk/, Written by Anne Harvey, NRO Research Blogger. The challenge for heritage organisations is to digitise as much existing material as possible without compromising quality or meaning, to ensure that audio archives are preserved for future generations. The informant at her death was none other than Jonathan/John Morris of the same address as the 1891 census entry for Horwich. Coleridge-Taylor won the Lesley Alexander composition prize two years running (1895 and 1896). Norfolk Record Office safeguards many forms of audiovisual heritage documents and is home to both the East Anglian Film Archives, and a substantial sound archive. Coleridge-Taylor was a family man, married to fellow Royal College of Music graduate Jessie Sarah Fleetwood Walmisley, and father to a son (Hiawatha) and daughter (Gwendolen, later Avril), both of whom went on to have their own musical careers. To discover collections that have been digitally preserved at Norfolk Record Office, follow the Norfolk Record Office social media channels for sound clips and behind the scenes footage. Coleridge-Taylor’s life was tragically short. Surrounded by blooming musical talent, many of Coleridge-Taylor’s early concerts took place at the Royal College of Music and featured instrumental performances from his fellows, including the composers Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The will of Alice Spratt [1] dated January 11th 1558/1559 [2] clearly shows counter-Reformation tendencies despite the fact that Catholic Queen Mary had died in the previous November and her younger sister Elizabeth now sat on the throne. Have you discovered any funny names while carrying out your research? Coleridge-Taylor’s talents were clear and well nurtured, and in the face of racial prejudice he was defended by those around him: when overhearing a racial insult towards Coleridge-Taylor from a fellow student, tutor Charles Stanford declared that Coleridge-Taylor had “more music in his little finger” than the other student had in “his whole body”. These two subsequent works however, did not receive the same acclaim and were criticised by former champions of his work including August Jaeger and Edward Elgar. Norfolk Record Office Exhibition Guide 1 Sir Thomas Browne of Norwich Chronology of the life of Thomas Browne, Norwich physician and philosopher, 1605-1682 1605 . To do this, please email norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk or telephone 01603 222599. Subjects can either be a topic or your choice or one suggested by us. There are also articles written by staff, volunteers and research bloggers based on the archives we hold, plus information on projects and school visits. Coleridge-Taylor continued to work prolifically to support his family, composing and conducting, and teaching at institutions including the Trinity College of Music (1903), and Crystal Palace School of Art and Music (1905). The Central Records Division, a component of the Administrative Services Bureau, serves as a repository for criminal histories, correspondence, fingerprints, photographs, incident and accident reports, and all warrants generated by, or entrusted to, the Norfolk Police Department. These formats vary not only in the materials that they are made from, but also in the playback equipment that they each require. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Long before this became the nickname of a very famous footballer, Aylsham in Norfolk was home to two generations of Golden Balls. We first found Golden Balls whilst carrying out some family history research. Through the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage audio preservation project, a recording of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast performed at the 28th Aldeburgh Festival in 1975 has recently been digitally preserved at Norfolk Record Office. The inventory of the ‘Goods and Chattles of Robt Wales late Grocer of Norwich’, (NRO, DN/INV 53b/120), is dated 18th April 1666. Revered as one of Britain’s greatest black composers, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most remembered for his choral masterpiece Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast. As yeoman farmers, with considerable lands, they often left what would have been considerable sums of money. The protection of the carrier (e.g. The piece was inspired by a poem The Song of Hiawatha written by Henry Longfellow, which relates the fictional tale of an Ojibwe warrior named Hiawatha and the tragedy of his love for Minnehaha, a Dakota woman. If you want to look at maps or other very large documents, we advise you to book a map table by ringing 01603 222599 or email norfrec@norfolk.gov.uk. Public Records Search. The piece was inspired by a poem The Song of Hiawatha written by Henry Longfellow, which relates the fictional tale of an Ojibwe warrior named Hiawatha and the tragedy of his love for Minnehaha, a Dakota woman. The results of profiling digital records with DROID are published on the ‘Digital Archiving at the University of York’ blog. They are excerpts from a recording of a broadcast of a 1975 performance at the 28th Aldeburgh Festival, performed by the Aldeburgh Festival Singers and English Chamber Orchestra at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk. The official YouTube channel for the Norfolk Record Office! Additional information in this register, which was not included as standard in the parish baptism register, includes place and date of birth, former name of the mother, and the signatures (or marks) of the parents. Stephen Buttolph’s will (Ref: ANF will register, 1676, folio 276, no 153) for instance, mentions being written in ‘this three and twenty (year) of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles 1671’. First Name: Last Name: Region: Search. Many audiovisual carriers, such as magnetic recordings, have relatively short life expectancies due to their physical composition, and are prone to natural deterioration and decay over time. Preventative conservation measures must be put in place to monitor and delay the decomposition of the original carrier, and the most high-risk cases must be prioritised for digital preservation to ensure that the audiovisual content is transferred from the jeopardised carrier. The baptism register containing the entry for Golden Balls records more biographical details than the Church of England registers of the same period. Sadly, Golden Balls senior died at the young age of 29, a few months after the 1841 census was taken. In an age where amateur choirs and sheet music were a key part of popular culture, hundreds of thousands of copies of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast were sold worldwide. August Jaeger, an editor at the London based publishing company Novello & Co was tipped off about Coleridge-Taylor’s work even before it was publicly performed, and Novello’s published the first of a series of Coleridge-Taylor’s anthems. From Wednesday 2 December, the Norfolk Record Office will re-open. However, despite his success and fame, his private life was not exempt from racial harassment, both himself and his family being targets of racial abuse. Twins called Lemon and Orange Pitcher who were born in Great Melton, Cinnamon Man from Thompson and Snow Frost of Little Walsingham, to name but a few. He was discharged after ‘receiving a severe reprimand’. Welcome to the Norfolk Record Office Facebook page. He was a man known for many things but above all else, he was a Dereham man. From the 1851 census records for Wymondham, I produced a list of about 15 Hannah/Anna Marias and either ‘married’ them off or ‘buried’ them. His musical gift quickly became apparent, and when he turned fifteen, he was accepted into the Royal College of Music initially as a violinist. 1.8K likes. From this, I can only assume that this Stephen Buttolph was a royalist!) The first version of Coleridge-Taylor’s final commission, Violin Concerto, is believed to have been lost in the same year as his death, when it went down with the RMS Titanic on its way to the US premiere. Collecting, caring for, and making unique Norfolk records accessible, Golden Balls of Aylsham: A Shining Example of a Funny Name, A Generous Gift Compromised by Events? (As Charles II didn’t return to power until 1680, it would seem that Stephen was calculating Charles II’s ascension to the throne from when Charles I died, ie 1649. Then finally, the last piece of the puzzle was the marriage of John Balls and Maria (on 4 December 1810 in Colby, a few miles north of Aylsham) which revealed her maiden name to be… Golden! Like my search for William’s birth certificate, neither could I find a marriage of a Jonathan Morris to Hannah Maria. Like my search for William’s birth certificate, neither could I find a marriage of a Jonathan Morris to Hannah Maria. Across the world, heritage organisations have been carefully stockpiling equipment, spare parts, service manuals and other accessories that have been or shortly will be discontinued, and ensuring the retention of maintenance and operational skills. Twins called Lemon and Orange Pitcher who were born in Great Melton, Cinnamon Man from Thompson and Snow Frost of Little Walsingham, to name but a few. Many audiovisual carriers, such as magnetic recordings, have relatively short life expectancies due to their physical composition, and are prone to natural deterioration and decay over time. Briefly, I had never been able to find a birth certificate for my maternal grandfather, William Morris, who had been killed at Gallipoli in 1915. We enjoy a comedy name at the Norfolk Record Office. In the 1841 census, the family were recorded as living on ‘Millgate Street East’ in Aylsham, which maps show to be close to the River Bure, where Golden senior was again recorded as a Boat Builder. The story of how I discovered this link reads like a detective story. That alone would have been an expensive item which is a clear indication that the Buttolphs weren’t ‘without a bob or two’ as they say in Lancashire! Coleridge-Taylor was a family man, married to fellow Royal College of Music graduate Jessie Sarah Fleetwood Walmisley, and father to a son (Hiawatha) and daughter (Gwendolen, later Avril), both of whom went on to have their own musical careers. Norwich Birth returns from 1904. In a few cases, the backstory to some of these bonds (rarely given in the document itself) is recounted in other sources. Key Stage: 2 Length: 45 minutes Curriculum links: History Key Themes: WW2, Local History Learning Objectives: • Understand what happened to the pupils of one Norwich school which was bombed. But one of our all-time favourites is Golden Balls! 1.8K likes. Which makes it all the harder to understand why my own great-great grandfather, Anna Maria’s father John Buttolph, (1808-1881) was listed as an agricultural labourer on various censuses yet his father, William Buttolph (1785-1871) listed in censuses as a farmer with 125 acres employing 6 men and 1 boy and who later was described in his will as a ‘gentleman’ Was John one of those 6 men? And what a joy these have been from a historical point of view! Further research shows Golden Balls and Mary (no Ann) Pull to have married in Aylsham parish church on 29 June 1835, where Golden senior signed the register (further suggesting that the signatures were simply missing from the baptism entry a year later). Alice bequeaths her soul to ‘Almytghtie god And to our blissed ladye sainte Marye and to all the gloryous companye of heaven’, firmly Catholic sentiments which would have been heavily suppressed in her lifetime during the reign of Protestant King Edward VI [1547-1553] However, Catholicism was restored as the state religion during Mary’s reign and it seems still tolerated in the early days of Protestant Elizabeth’s reign. His son Thomas mentions his will being drawn up in ‘the tenth year of the reign of our beloved Soverign Lady Queen Anne’ and, invaluably, gives the names of his grandchildren in his will, thus proving relationships. Their wedding took place there a few days later. The baptism register shows his date of birth as 12 April 1836, and he was baptised the following month on 8 May. To find out more information about what is happening in Unlocking Our Sound Heritage hubs around the country, visit the British Library Sound Heritage Twitter page: @BLSoundHeritage. And what a joy these have been from a historical point of view! Golden Balls was born in the parish of Aylsham to parents Golden and Mary Ann (formerly Mary Ann Pull). Golden senior was recorded as a Boatwright (boatbuilder) in the baptism register. He was a man known for many things but above all else, he was a Dereham man. His death revealed to the music world the fact that Coleridge-Taylor and his family did not receive any royalties from the hugely commercial Hiawatha’s Wedding, a scandal which assisted with the development of The Performing Rights Society who worked to put in place a legislation on rights and royalties. Postal address. Further research shows Golden Balls and Mary (no Ann) Pull to have married in Aylsham parish church on 29 June 1835, where Golden senior signed the register (further suggesting that the signatures were simply missing from the baptism entry a year later). Yet still I could find no birth certificate for William under the name of Palmer. 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